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Creepshow (Season 4 Review)

Against all odds, and to the surprise of many real Horror fans, the Creepshow legacy continues to live on in 2023. Originating with George A. Romero and Stephen King’s classic 1982 anthology Horror film, ‘87’s Creepshow 2 continued the fun. Then in 2006 there was polarizing Creepshow 3, which neither Romero or King had anything to do with, and honestly, many thought the series was over. However, thanks to Shudder, Creepshow returned in 2019 as a streaming television series. A gift of sorts to long-time fans, many would have been satisfied with just that, but then there were Creepshow specials in 2020, plus a second and third season both released in 2021. Not pushing their luck, fans no doubt thought, this has to be the end, right? Well, they were thankfully wrong, because Creepshow returned for an unprecedented fourth season on October 13, 2023.

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Curtis Lum & Tom Atkins in “Something Burrowed, Something Blue” Creepshow (Season 4) – Photo: Michael Courtney

 Like the prior three seasons, consisting of six episodes (save Season two which had five episodes), Season Four of Creepshow has plenty in between the pages. This is no doubt thanks to strong, inventive writing, plus creative input and direction of George A. Romero protégés Greg Nicotero, as well as John Harrison. Two x-factors in the success of this current run of Creepshow on Shudder, they both worked closely with Romero, knew his style, respect him, and clearly are assuring the legacy of the filmmaker is sustained. This is not to be overlooked, because in modern Horror it seems like many take an established franchise, only to capitalize and morph it into something that does not even resemble the creator’s original intentions.

Allowing a chance to mull this factor over, the fourth season of Creepshow is full of the dark humor and twisted stories fans enjoy consuming. Furthermore, by and large, the effects are practical, and that is super exciting to see. This new season features direction from Nicotero, Harrison, Kailey Spear & Sam Spear, P. J. Pesce, and Justin Dyck. Together they bring the stories of Jamie Flanagan, Mike Scannell, Mike D. McCarty, Erik Sandoval, Michael Rousselet, Claire Carré, Charles Spano, Zak White, Todd Spence, William Butler, and Melanie Dale to life. Some might say, why mention every name? Well, because these stories are all really quite clever, well-executed, plus fun to watch play out… and that should be commended!

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Kyra Zagorsky in “George Romero in 3D” Creepshow (Season 4) – Photo: Michael Courtney

Certainly, fun to sit back and watch with a bowl of popcorn after a long day working, some of the must watch segments in Season Four include Twenty Minutes with Cassandra, The Parent Deathtrap, To Grandmother’s House We Go, and Doodles. However, the absolute boldest moments transpire within Something Burrowed, Something Blue (which features and utilizes the talents of Actor Tom Atkins magically), plus George Romero in 3-D! (which will have fans smiling ear to ear).

In all, there are really no low points in Creepshow’s fourth season. In fact, it could be one of the overall strongest since the series launched in 2019. That is why Cryptic Rock gives Creepshow Season Four 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Creepshow Shudder Season 4 Poster
Creepshow Season 4 Poster / Shudder

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